Miami Gardens

Miami Gardens Mayor's Sister Accused of Attempted Murder

Lisa Gilbert, sister of Oliver Gilbert, accused of shooting at ex-husband

The sister of the mayor of Miami Gardens is facing an attempted murder charge after police say she tried to kill her ex-husband in Miramar.

Lisa Lorraine Gilbert, 47, was arrested Saturday after police say she pointed a gun at her ex-husband and pulled the trigger.

According to an arrest report, Gilbert kicked his door open and was screaming "I'm going to kill you. I'm gonna finish this." The ex-husband was grazed in the ear by the bullet.

Gilbert is the sister of Oliver Gilbert, who has served as Miami Gardens' mayor since 2012.

"This is a very difficult situation which we will attend to as a family," Oliver Gilbert said in a statement. "We will have no further comment beyond this; we would ask that you keep us all in prayer."

Lisa Gilbert remained behind bars without bond Friday, jail records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

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